The Asia Cup, organized by Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is one of its kind as it is the only continental cricket tournament. The first-ever Asia Cup took place in 1984 and 15 editions have been played so far, with the 16th edition of Asia Cup set to take place from 31st August – 17th September 2023. Asia Cup usually occurs every 2-4 years and as many as six teams participate in the Asian spectacle. in this article, we will look at the Asia Cup winners list from 1984 to 2023.
Asia Cup Winners List, Runner-ups, and Hosts
India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan are three of the strongest Asian cricket teams, and they have dominated the Asia Cup. With seven titles, India is the most successful team in Asia Cup history, followed by Sri Lanka, which has six titles. The most recent Asia Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates in 2022, with Sri Lanka emerging victorious. Let’s look at the Asia Cup Winners List, runner-ups, and hosts.
|1986||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|1997||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|2004||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|2010||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka|
Asia Cup Winners List – Team Wise
Apart from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, no other team has won the Asia Cup. They have 15 titles between them, so let’s see who has won how many Asia Cup trophies.
|India||7||3||1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018|
|Sri Lanka||6||6||1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2022|
Asia Cup Winning Captains List
The 15 editions of the Asia Cup have seen 13 different captains lifting the prestigious Asia Cup trophy. MS Dhoni, Arjuna Ranatunga, and Misbah ul Haq are among those on this list. Let’s take a look at the Asia Cup winning captains from 1984 to 2023.
|1986||Sri Lanka||Duleep Mendis|
|1997||Sri Lanka||Arjuna Ranatunga|
|2004||Sri Lanka||Marvan Atapattu|
|2008||Sri Lanka||Mahela Jayawardene|
|2012||Pakistan||Misbah Ul Haq|
|2014||Sri Lanka||Angelo Mathews|
|2022||Sri Lanka||Dasun Shanaka|
The Asia Cup 2023 is set to begin on 31st August 2023 and six teams including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal will battle it out for 17 days for Asian supremacy. Which team do you think will etch their name in the Asia Cup winners list? Do let us know in the comments.
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